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    February 1, 2013
    5:30 - 6:00pm PST  

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by march of '09, that key measure of america's economic health had fallen to 6,547. today the dow gained 149 points to close at 14,009. the market was giving a thumbs up to the latest jobs report. while unemployment did tick up a tenth of a point to 7.9%, a separate survey of employers shows that they added 157,000 new jobs. but is the stock market's big gain a sign of economic health or is it a wall street fever? here's anthony mason. >> reporter: super bowl souvenirs are rolling off the line in a hurry at win craft the sports collectibles company if winnow ma, minnesota. super bowl sunday is big
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business here. president john killen says the company just had a strong sales year. >> it actually grew our employment base to about 50 people up from about 500. the sales jobs, accounting jobs, engineering jobs. so it's a wide variety. it hasn't been just one area. >> reporter: killen says business this weekend sets the tone for the rest of the year and he likes what he sees. >> win craft's a lot more optimistic about 2013. >> reporter: nationally, hiring showed steady growth in january. >> it's not an exciting report it's a respectable report. >> reporter: economist ellen zentner of nomura securities says there was strength in construction, manufacturing, and retail hiring. the labor department also said the economy added 422,000 more jobs last year than first reported. that upped the average monthly job growth in 2012 from 153,000 to 181,000. but the economy is facing new head winds with the payroll tax rising again from 4.2% to 6.2%.
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how much impact do you think the payroll tax hike is going to have on growth? >> consumers are faced with a drop in real disposable income of more than 2% in the first quarter. that's going to impact spending. that's going to shave at least a percentage point off of g.d.p. growth. >> reporter: and slower growth of course, means less hiring. but many economists believe that will only be a temporary setback to the economy while people adjust, scott. >> pelley: anthony, one of the worst problems in unemployment has been long-term unemployment. have we made a dent in that? >> reporter: scott, there are still 4.7 million people out there who are out of work more than six months, but this is encouraging. the average length a person is unemployed has dropped to 35.3 weeks, and that is now the lowest in more than two years. >> pelley: making a comeback. anthony, thanks very much. the white house is looking to head off a new supreme court battle over health care and
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specifically the requirement that insurance cover birth control. the administration today proposed a compromise that would exempt more faith-based employers from that requirement and those that are not exempt would not have to pay for or arrange the coverage. major garrett is at the white house to sort this out for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, in a nod to moral objections, the administration will allow religious affiliated institutions to opt out of providing contraception coverage, but it will allow female employees to obtain that coverage through other insurers. the cost would be born by the insurance companies or health care exchanges. we asked white house press secretary jay carney what the administration was trying to accomplish. what's the balance in the administration is trying to strike with the proposed rules on contraception? preventative services for all women and that includes contraception.
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and we also needed to respect religious believes. >> reporter: but religious institutions and some private employers aren't so sure. they say it's a gimmick and an unconstitutional one at that. the catholic association's ashley mcguire. what is the wrong you perceive is being done? >> this is an unprecedented attack on the part of the obama administration on religious believers and employers all across the country whether they work in the government, whether they work for a private institution, whether they are a nun working for the catholic church serving the poor in the streets of new york city, this is an attack on their religious freedom. >> reporter: this is not the final word, really. another step in creating a final binding federal policy. dozens of lawsuits are pending to decide the constitutional balance between requiring contraceptive coverage and protecting first amendment rights on religious grounds to ignore a federal mandate. >> pelley: major, thanks very much. in los angeles today there was more fallout from the child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the roman catholic church.
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the head of the largest diocese in america stripped his predecessor of all public duties and bill whitaker has more on that story. >> reporter: los angeles archbishop jose gomez took the unprecedented action against cardinal roger mahoney soon after the release of tens of thousands of secret church files which included names of priests accused of molesting children. in a letter last night, gomez apologized to victims. these files are the strongest evidence yet that former archbishop now retired cardinal roger mahoney and his chief aide monsignor thomas curry plotted to conceal the abuse from police. in one correspondence in 1988, curry wrote: >> i think it's a good friday today. it's a really good friday. (laughs). >> reporter: 70-year-old udo strutynski says he was abused by a priest while in catholic high school.
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he says he felt abused again when higher ups threatened to throw him out of school if he told. >> these documents prove that we were telling the truth-- literally. it's independent proof. >> reporter: today, victims held a quilt with photos of the abused. esther miller says she was abused by a church deacon at aged 16. >> today means bittersweet. it's victorious. we were dealing with a giant called god. >> reporter: scott, we were unable to reach monsignor curry. in a statement today cardinal mahoney said he has already apologized, if he could undue past mistakes he would but he can't. >> pelley: bill whitaker in our
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los angeles newsroom. bill, thank you very much. that hostage standoff in midland city, alabama, is going into its fourth day. today the police put out a photo of jimmy lee dykes, the man accused of shooting a school bus driver to death and then dragging a five-year-old boy into an underground bunker. the police have been speaking with dykes through a ventilation pipe. no progress so far. cbs news correspondent anna werner has learned that the texas prosecutor who was murdered yesterday had been threatened recently and was carrying a gun wherever he went. mark hasse handled organized crime cases in dallas and kaufman counties. detectives are now poring over his files looking for leads. the u.s. embassy in ankara turkey, came under attack today. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint. a turkish security guard was also killed. the white house quickly called it a terrorist attack and holly williams is in the turkish
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capital tonight. >> reporter: the explosion rocked the quiet embassy district in turkey's capital. this shaky mobile phone footage shows the confusion in the immediate aftermath as bystanders rushed in to help the injured. the suicide bomber only got as far as the embassy's outside perimeter, stopped by turkish guards, he detonated his explosive device, killing himself and one of the guards. the blast was powerful enough to rip this heavy security door off its hinges and send debris flying, injuring several other embassy staff members. this woman, a turkish journalist, was seriously hurt. the american ambassador, francis ricciardone, visited the hospital where the casualties were treated and praised the security guard who lost his life. >> i've paid my respects to the family of the turkish hero who stood guard for us everyday, was
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well trained, was committed to his job, and who died defending the turks and americans who work at our embassy. >> reporter: the turkish authorities have named this man as the suicide bomber. seen here during a court appearance, he was a member of a radical left wing group that's on the state department's list of terrorist organizations. >> pelley: holly williams is joining us in ankara, turkey. holly, you mentioned that this group is on the state department's list of terrorist organizations. what do you know about them? >> reporter: well, they're known as the revolutionary people's liberation party front and they are marxists who believe that the u.s. is an imperialist state that's controlling turkey. they've been implicated in many assassinations and suicide bombings going back two or three decades and their targets have included both the u.s. and the turkish military. >> pelley: holly williams
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outside the u.s. embassy in ankara. holly, thanks very much. u.s. embassies, of course, are run by the state department and this attack came on hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. (cheers and applause) staff members filled the department's lobby to say farewell. clinton has not talked about her future plans but as she left some shouted "2016" the next year we will elect a president. john kerry was sworn in as her successor in a private ceremony. ed koch, the poor kid from the bronx who grew up to be mayor of new york, died today. >> how am i doing? how am i doing? thank you. >> reporter: from 1978 to 1989 koch was the public face and brash voice of america's largest city. >> i talk like a new yorker, i walk like a new yorker, and i think like a new yorker. and i eat like a new yorker. (laughter). >> reporter: koch inherited a city in crisis, but he turned its finances around and lifted its spirits.
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>> what a great city. >> reporter: koch never minced words. he called his critics whackos but after 12 years many new yorkers tired of his abrasive style and he lost his bid for a fourth term. ed koch was 88. he always liked to have the last word so we'll give it to him. >> i want to be remembered as being a proud jew who loved the people of the city of new york and did his best to make their lives better. >> pelley: the n.f.l. commissioner has issued an order to make the game safer. and we'll talk to the mayor of new orleans about what's being called the biggest experiment in public schooling in america when the "cbs evening news" continues.
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>> it was gone. everybody that worked for the system didn't exist anymore in terms of the jobs or schools and we had to piece it back together. >> they pieced it back as a charter school system with teachers and principals haired, fired and promoted based on merit and parents given the freedom to choose the schools they like. >> we had the ability to physically rebuild every school with fema reimbursements and with other money. we built the 21st century state of the art, knowledge-based school. >> you have been doing this a little over five years. what have you accomplished? >> the achievement level is now beginning to match the kids on a state-wide level. if you go into any charter school in new orleans when he is going to graduate, what he
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will tell you is when he will graduate from college. >> i don't know where you got the point. >> smith has applied to 13 universities. she is a senior who chose to go to a hay performance science school. >> i want to go to princeton. i want very much so. >> what are the dreams? >> i want to be an actress. hopefully one day secretary of defense. yeah, big dreams. >> that's a lot of dreams. >> yeah. >> before katrina, the graduation rate was less than 50%. now it is 75%. >> what did it mean to you to be able to pick your high school >> i don't feel like you can be truly educated without having a
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choice. >> the mayor also gave great credit to the teach for america program that sent 375 teachers from all over the country to new orleans. harvard said today that . harvard said that 60 of its students were suspended for cheating on an exam. the nfl wants to change the culture of the game to prevent injuries, and we will talk to james brown of cbs sports, next.
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>> pelley: today the commissioner of the today, the commissioner of the nfl roger goodell made news telling reporters that some teams just don't understand that the league is not going to tolerate unnecessary violence, which made us want to check in with james brown who will be hosting cbs sports coverage right hear on sunday. j.b ., goodell said he wanted to take the head out of the tackle. how does he do that? >> whatever officials may miss, there is a post game review on monday. if anyone sees that, they will be fined and/or suspended. most players try to use their helmet to go at the crown or the head. that, they want eliminated. >> so, even if officials don't call a foul in the moment, good
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-- goodell will go back and issue fines. >> they are definitely very serious deterrent. he is changing the focus of the game. players will have to adjust accordingly. >> j.b ., thank you. good luck on sunday. this sunday, president obama will be interviewed during the super bowl pregame show sunday afternoon at 4:30 eastern time here on cbs. in a moment, one man's undiagnose love affair with the city of new orleans.
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take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home.
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on cbs 5 where is the 49er love? the football fans here in the bay area who will not be cheering for the red and gold. that's tonight on cbs 5. finally, tonight, a lot of people have come here for the super bowl, but a man has come to new orleans for an entirely different reason. steve hartman met him on the road. >> nearly a million visitors are pouring in this weekend and next. most are coming on wings and wheels. but we found one guy doing it the hard way. >> there he is. >> the very hard way. see that little red dot?
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that's a man from alberta. he started clean shaven eight months ago. he followed the river down to the missouri to the mississippi. nearly 3300 miles total, all in a canoe. >> they have planes in canada, you know. >> we have to get to them by dog sled. >> he wallly has a legitimate reason. it has nothing to do with football. in fact, when he started this trip all he knew was that his favorite uncle mitch loved this town. this is mitch, driving into the city in 1992. he spent just a few days here. although, according to his nephew, he never really came back. >> in his head he never really
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came back? >> that's right. he started his own cajun catering company. >> mitch also started up a local radio show called mardi gras mambo. when mitch died a couple years ago of a heart attack at just 42, dominic realized you can't wait for "some day." and so he began this epic journey, partly to let off some grief, but mostly to give his uncle one last great adventure. tucked in the boat safe and dry the whole way, his uncle's ashes. dominic's family met him at the dock. then they all went to a quiet corner of new orleans, held hands and let go. >> you're where you belong. >> this weekend, some men on a
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field are going to try to reach for greatness, but real greatness is often best measured by the greatness you inspire in others. by that standard, it's going to be hard to top uncle mitch. >> he was my hero. >> steve hartman, on the road in new orleans. >> and, that's the cbs evening news for tonight. we'll be back here tomorrow. until then, i'm scott pelly. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. the 49ers are just two days away from a chance i am elizabeth cook. >> i am ken bastida in for allen tonight. the 49ers are two days away for a chance of tying the record for a super bowl win. we have team coverage for you. cbs 5 reporter linda yee on the
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police preparations going on here. but first, let's go to cbs 5 sports director dennis o'donnell who is live in new orleans. dennis. >> reporter: hello. you just heard scott pelly do the cbs evening news. let me show you where he did this from. go ahead and zoom in here. they have five sets in there. they are doing 50 hours of programming. jim harbaugh doesn't have to worry about anymore media distractions. jim and john met the media for the last time today in an historic gathering. >> i concur. >> at times using short answers. >> i concur >> the harbaugh brothers spent 30 minutes answering questions about their similarities and
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differences. >> philosophical commonalities. would be hard for us to spell philosophical. >> and i know we couldn't spell commonalities. >> despite their best effort to down play to situation, the brothers made sure to acknowledge their mom and dad. >> nobody has more competitive fire than my mother. most important thing to me is that she believed in me. she was not happy when we built a hockey goal out of chicken wire when we were about 13 years old and shot all the windows out of the garage door. she called dad in on that one. >> it was a multigenerational event. tear 97-year-old maternal grandfather got a piece of the spotlight. >> whoever would have imagined

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